Hypnosis has a 90.6% success rate for smoking cessation (University of Washington School of Medicine). It is also three times as effective as nicotine replacement therapy, according to a study presented October 22, 2007 at the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians.
Did you know smoking goes as far back to 5000BC? It’s been associated with religious ceremonies, cleansing rituals, divination and spiritual enlightenment. However, we know today that there are many dangers to smoking. It is one of the leading causes of preventable death. If you want to live a long happy life, then maybe you should think about quitting. Some people are successful at quitting cold turkey on their own, but research shows that the best way to quit is through evidence based smoking cessation technologies and programs. 70% of people will try and 90% will relapse because they didn’t have a program (Institute of Medicine of the National Academies).
With the help of a hypnotherapist a smoker can get guidance to begin to untangle the subconscious program that keeps the addiction in place. The mental battle can be overcome by retraining the mind and teaching anchors, self-hypnosis, and how to regain control of the automatic response to stimuli that keeps your addiction in place. Hypnosis teaches you how to manage, control and overcome smoking. Here are some reasons to stop smoking:
- It can cost you your job. More than 6,000 companies refuse to hire smokers (American Civil Liberties Union).
- The financial consequence of smoking stretches far beyond the cost of a pack of cigarettes. Think about having to pay more for medical insurance, health bills, dry cleaning.
- Personal reasons such as relationships, bad breath, yellow teeth and smelly clothes.
- YOUR HEALTH and the people it affects around you like your friends and family.
Never say, “I wish I had done that;” DO IT! Tap into your ability to take action. Your health is the most precious thing you have. Safeguard it by starting your plan to become smoke free today!